So my kitchen isn't done being 'remodeled' yet but I had to test out my new range hood last night by cooking something that normally smokes up the house--just to see how well it would suck the air out. So I seared some chicken cutlets and made a creamy sauce with mushrooms, basil, and red bell peppers. It was divine. And no smoke escaped the 400 CFMs of my new hood. Happy day.